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Court holds that website operator not liable without specific knowledge of copyright infringement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

In a case of first impression, UMG Recordings v. Shelter Capital Partners, et al., the Ninth Circuit refused to hold a website operator liable for copyright infringement based solely on the operator’s general knowledge that some of the third party content on its site may be infringing copyright owners’ rights


Swarming does not create jurisdiction
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

Judge Manning dismissed plaintiff Millenium TGA's case against a Doe defendant identified by its computer IP address ("Doe") for lack of personal jurisdiction


Beneficial owner of “Spank” has standing in copyright infringement suit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit concluded that the estate of the composer of the famous song “Spank” has statutory standing in a


Ninth Circuit holds actor in minor role owns independent copyright in performance embodied in motion picture: Garcia v. Google
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2014

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit has issued a remarkable decision in which the majority holds that an individual actor's performance


Click here to transfer copyright
  • Field Law
  • Canada, USA
  • September 11 2013

When you upload pictures to a website, you might click through some terms of useDid you just transfer ownership of the copyright in those


Iowa judge doesn’t allow mass joinder in BitTorrent piracy case
  • IT-LEX Inc
  • USA
  • February 18 2014

Tracking down pirates and pursuing copyright infringement suits continues to become increasingly more difficult. A federal district court in Iowa


Getting a “fair go” on the internet: copyright in the digital era?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • July 24 2013

Everybody loves those 'funniest facesdressesanimals' slideshows, right? There's no denying there are some classic photos online, and there's


Louis Vuitton sets a new standard in federal trademark and copyright law
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2012

In the recent landmark case of Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. Akanoc Solutions, Inc., 658 F.3d 936 (9th Cir. 2011), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a web-hosting company that owned and operated servers was liable for contributory copyright and trademark infringement when it failed to take steps to curtail alleged infringement committed by Chinese websites that used its servers


Bouchat v. NFL Properties, LLC v. NFL Properties, LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

District court grants in part and denies in part defendants’ motion for summary judgment in case involving several uses of Baltimore Ravens’ former logo, finding use of former logo in stadium picture displays and film documentaries was substantially transformative and minimally commercial, while use of logo in a video game was both commercial and non-transformative


Copyright register has “right to weigh in” before registration is invalidated
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2013

Earlier this month, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court's decision invalidating a copyright registration, in spite of its